Happy 2014! Some ways I will be bettering my life

Well 2014 is finally here! 2013 came and went very quickly, but that’s life for you.

Some of my goals and aspirations for this year. In no particular order they are as follows:

– Work out on a more regular basis
(I’ve gotten out of the habit of working out and I recognize the toll it’s taking on my body)

– Draw a bit, even if it’s just once a day
(I draw horribly, but want to put in the time and effort even if it doesn’t pan out – interested in following along on my Instagram account?)

– Get out more and into the community around me
(I have done a bad job in some ways in 2013 in stepping out of my routine, but I aim to change that and engage more with the community around me and the community within my church as well)

– Invite more people over to my place for meals
(I love cooking, especially for those I love and like…kind of self-explanatory)

– Be more intentional with my time
(This is all I have, I won’t be getting any more than what’s allotted to me)

– Forgive more, worry less
(I don’t do a good job at forgiving, I keep a lot of it inside my head and heart and I never expunge it thoroughly. I am also a worrier, and I get bogged down on details and things not coming together as I’d like it to. I want to work on this in this year to come.)

I’m sure more will come to mind, but that will have to wait to later.
Happy 2014 everyone! 🙂
~Nathanael~

13/30 – Descriptive words please

Descriptive words please

It is a pet peeve of mine when people don’t use descriptive words; “this one” that one” “the other one” and others, items have words and I think it’s best to call them by their name.

Yet I recognize that some people don’t do this, and in my family that’s the case and it bothers me a great deal. I think it bothers me because most items do have names and it speeds up the process, say if I were cooking with my mom, if she told me which particular item she wanted by name I could grab it quickly, but saying she wants “that one” without gesturing to which one usually means that anyone could be “that one” and it just irks me.

Names have power, because with items it usually describes what that items does. Mitch Hedberg the standup comedian (rest in peace) did a short spiel about the person who has the job naming items;
“I want to get a job as someone who names kitchen appliances. Toaster, refrigerator, blender…. all you do is say what the shit does, and add “er”. I wanna work for the Kitchen Appliance Naming Institute. Hey, what does that do? It keeps shit fresh. Well, that’s a fresher….I’m going on break.”

I get a kick out of it, and yes I want that job as well! 🙂

So please, because most items have names, use descriptive words please…because descriptive words please.

~Nathanael~